The Regatta is located on Site 10 in the southern area of Battery Park City and was the first of nine sites to be developed in Phase III. The building utilizes a courtyard building with duplex apartments facing the river and the south cove to take best advantage of the naturally occurring drama of expansive space and sensational light offered by the sites adjacency to the Hudson River and New York Harbor.
The design achieves the owner’s goal of creating spacious apartments with unique layouts and spectacular views while conforming to the unique characteristics set forth in the Battery Park City Design Guidelines, which mandate that buildings have masonry street walls, expressive roof lines and prominent cornices as well as lutlines rigid street wall requirements and height restrictions. The building is organized on nine levels with a setback for the top two stories facing the river; a move which fashions spacious, private terraces for the adjacent residences. A large handsomely landscaped courtyard, an extension of the elegant residential lobby, and designated areas for restaurant and retail use, comprise the street level. To bring natural light to the threshold of each apartment, the courtyard is surrounded on alternating levels by a glass-walled corridor. By executing an angled, saw toothed edge on the northern side, away from the water, the scheme provides eighty percent of the apartments with notable harbor and river views. Sixty percent of the apartments are duplex units, most of which have double-height living rooms.